What is in Store for the Future?
What does the future hold? When contemplating the future, what legitimate concerns do you have?
Ah yes, the future. That is a great topic for Network Marketers, because the future is your product. More than anything else, The Future is what we have to offer your customers and your prospects. Ah yes, a brighter future, a happier healthier more prosperous future.
The kind of future we market, and deliver is something that only one or two generations ago, our forebears unless they were the entrepreneurial exception, might have hoped to achieve for their children, their grandchildren, and so on, but certainly not so likely for themselves. They would labor, strive and sacrifice, not necessarily for their own direct betterment, but to improve the lot of their offspring. It was always what legacy can I leave for my children? But the future just isn’t about that.
To think about:
Network Marketing has telescoped the American Dream, collapsed it in upon itself in time, and possibility, to the point where today it is achievable, not in three or four generations, but in three or four years. Incredible isn’t it?
The “Way to Wealth” is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in 1758. These are some of his sayings: “There are no gains, without pains.” “A life of leisure, and a life of laziness are two things.” “Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today.” “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” He spent his first 40 years turning his time into money, and his second 40 years turning his money back into time. Franklin had built enough savings in his first 40 years to supply enough residual income to allow him to spend his next four decades doing whatever he wanted to do. This type of example has proven to be good for us as well.
Franklin knew the printing business very well. So as soon as he saved enough, he opened his own printing shop. Then, from printing, he went on to invest his money in publishing his own newspaper.
After the newspaper business was gushing with profits, Franklin turned to the most popular style of books of the day: Almanacs. Unlike most wealthy colonists, he didn’t follow the “hot stocks” that traded in Paris and London. Instead, he invested in what he knew, printing.
To Think about:
Understand that when you’re trying to build wealth, don’t stray too far from the expert knowledge you’ve already acquired. Invest in what you know. Think about the business you’re in Network Marketing. You know the business well. You go to your seminars, you read publications, and you’ve got a network of contacts that share Networking information with you.
Benjamin Franklin made a fortune from doing what he knew. So don’t stray from what you know best. Remember that you are on your own, and to be successful, invest your money in what you know best, and you will leave a legacy for your children just as Franklin did for us.
Today it is really easy to get distracted by the newest, and flashiest “business advice” from different sources. But in reality we should be looking to the proven past rather than today’s uncertain business environment.
So what is in store for the future? It’s a job you know best, an adventure; and you are on your own.